- Jul 22, 2007
I'm surprised to hear this. I have heard that Powmow preserves powder exceptionally well, and with the low skier density it was a place worth checking out.
Are the snow cat rides actually so short that you could hike the same terrain in 5 minutes or 10 minutes or some short amount of time?
powMow DOES preserve powder well - because it's the last place to go when there's a dump. Old slow lifts and flat terrain (I had to pole through it once because the vertical was nonexistant).
Truly - the cat rides are that short. I took my kids, and we get in, the thing starts, goes up a bit and stops. We looked at each other, figuring that they were waiting for something - nope. Get out! Holy $6^(t. Wow, way to get ripped off). There's a decent bowl area down, then you have to take a long (leg debilitating) track back to wait for the school bus to pick you up. Really.
Look I love throwback areas, always being a hudge fan of Magic, MRG, AB etc. but PowMow is just a dump. Why anyone would go there with all the great areas in UT is mind boggling.
At best it's a quarter of the distance of the $5 cat ride at Keystone.
Go to Snowbasin - Strawberry then through the gate on the right after the left turn, and while it's not massive pucker time, it's pretty real. Same with the downhill start area from the top of the tin can - NOTHING like that at PowMow. Nothing. Nothing